Hungary to deliver more nuclear waste to Russia

Publish date: November 10, 1997

Written by: Thomas Nilsen

Hungary and Russia have signed a new agreement on delivery of spent nuclear fuel from the Hungarian nuclear power plant Paks for storage in Russia.

The new agreement implies that spent fuel from the Hungarian pressurised water reactors will be stored in Russia for up to 20 years, reports the French news agency AFP. Hungary has no storage capability for spent nuclear fuel. Earlier, the country sent all its spent fuel to Russia for reprocessing at the plant in Majak. The reprocessing contract was originally valid until 1999. With the new agreement, Russia now committed itself to store, rather than reprocess the Hungarian waste. Within 20 years, Hungary must establish its own waste storage facility and reclaim the spent fuel stored in Russia under the new pact.

More News

All news

The role of CCS in Germany’s climate toolbox: Bellona Deutschland’s statement in the Association Hearing

After years of inaction, Germany is working on its Carbon Management Strategy to resolve how CCS can play a role in climate action in industry. At the end of February, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action published first key points and a proposal to amend the law Kohlenstoffdioxid Speicherungsgesetz (KSpG). Bellona Deutschland, who was actively involved in the previous stakeholder dialogue submitted a statement in the association hearing.

Project LNG 2.

Bellona’s new working paper analyzes Russia’s big LNG ambitions the Arctic

In the midst of a global discussion on whether natural gas should be used as a transitional fuel and whether emissions from its extraction, production, transport and use are significantly less than those from other fossil fuels, Russia has developed ambitious plans to increase its own production of liquified natural gas (LNG) in the Arctic – a region with 75% of proven gas reserves in Russia – to raise its share in the international gas trade.